How should the body of Christ take care of each other? According to Acts chapter 2, we’re designed to demonstrate our love for Jesus through acts of compassion and generosity. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg calls this one of Seven Marks of an Effective Church. More
Seven Marks Of An Effective ChurchWhat makes a church effective? Is it having a functional building, excellent worship music, a vibrant youth program or a teaching ministry? Our answers may vary, but the burgeoning church in the book of Acts clearly provides us with seven elements to which every church should strive. These marks include: The Apostle’s Teaching, Fellowship, The Sacraments, Prayer, Mutual Care, Worship, and Continuous Evangelism. No church will ever master all of these elements, but they should be the marks to which church leaders are guiding their people. Is your church on the right course? If you're searching for a church in which to be involved, then these are the elements the early church displayed and should be the marks for which we look in an effective church.
Some people tithe out of a sense of guilt or obligation. Others give out of habit, or in the hope of earning favor with God. But Alistair Begg describes the only biblical inspiration for giving. Hear a message called Overflowing with Thankfulness on Truth For Life! More
The proper response of a thankful heart is worship. But worship doesn’t simply refer to singing or praying. It can be expressed through giving to God’s work, as well. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg when we talk about conveying our gratitude to God through giving! More
A thankful heart is one of the telling marks of a true believer. But everyone, even unbelievers, can express thankfulness when they experience blessings. So how is a Christian’s thankfulness distinct from common gratitude? Hear Alistair Begg address this important question on Truth For Life! More
The 100th Psalm describes the joy of worshiping God when “entering his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.” Alistair Begg describes how this Psalm should influence corporate worship in our churches. Listen as we continue the series called Thankful Living on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More